Map depicts Africa, Asia, Europe, Greenland, and Russia centered on the longest length north to south. North faces uppermost left of map. Greenland is shown as very small proportionately. The map title is enclosed in an elaborately drawn frame.
Map of Cape Colony in the mid Eighteenth century. Of note: triangulation for measuring the arc of the meridian at Cape Town. Map illustrates an article on Nicolas-Louis de Lacaille's survey to determine the shape of the earth at the Cape of Good Hope. Interestingly, despite flawless calculations and precise measurements, his results indicated that Earth was pear-shaped, an error caused by failure to take into account the Newtonian gravitational effect of the Cape mountains on the plumb bob.
Relief shown pictorially on map depicting settlements in North America by 1762. Shaded countries are those formerly claimed or possessed by France and Space and now ceded to Great Britain at the end of the French and Indian War. Capes, bays, and islands are etched including the Great Fishing Bank. Inset map depicts the mouth of the Mississippi.
Map depicts General Amherst's expedition along St. Lawrence River from Quebec to the Thousand Islands and onto the Niagara River, also a plan of the city of Montreal. Included on the map are the names of First Nations such as Iroquois, Senekaa, Cayugaes, etc. An inset map details the plan of the city itself including major streets and fortifications.
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Small etched crowns appear at prominent town. For example: Schwiednitz. Regions named: Weichbild,Landeshutisch, Bolckenhayn
Untitled map of Germany detailing pathways, churches, villages, towns, forests, and rivers. Small etched crowns appear at prominent town. For example: bottom left at Loewenberg. Regions named: Weichbild, Leignitzisch and vicinity of Lignitz.
Map of the kingdom of Bohemia divided into districts by strong lines. The region remained in Austrian hands after 1763. It contains the sources of the Oder and Moravia rivers. Originally part of Moravia, it became a separate crown land of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1849. Czechoslovakia gained the larger part of it by the Treaty of Versailles in 1919. Germany seized it 1938, and then it was returned to Czechoslovakia in 1945. It is now part of the Czech Republic.
A nautical chart of the region along the coastlines of the British Isle including Scotland, Ireland, and Wales. The "Nymph Bank" is highlighted and a tiny fleet of ships is located between the Isle of Man and Belfast. A fleur-de-lis and rhumb lines embellish the chart.
Plan indicates besieged camps, General Elliots Camp, Col. Hows Camp, The Governor's Fort in Havana. Plan is distinguished by positional etchings of 20 warships in the Bay of Havana and at least 108 warships moored along the coast. Numbers indicate depth soundings.
Detailed plan of Gibraltar detailing specific rock formations, town plan, fortress walls, Governor's Gardens, windmills, The Old Mole, Queen's Battery, the Hospital, Rosia Guard, Grand Barracks, and the Magazine. The Road from Europa circumnavigates the landform. Of note is the specific boundary between the English and Spainards. Small inset map show orientation of Gibraltar in reference to the Bay of Gibraltar.